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Nigeria News

Five dead in bombing of church in north Nigeria's Kano

Kano - Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Sunday cancelled celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan after two bomb attacks blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram.
In the Media by Cecile De Comarmond (AFP)

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

Abuja - Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola on Saturday, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa's biggest city and the country's financial capital.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

US monitoring Ebola outbeak, aiding bid to stop spread

Washington - US officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus which has now reached Nigeria, and is working with governments and aid groups to try to stop the spread.
In the Media by AFP

Nigeria cholera outbreak infects over 300 and kills 7 people

A cholera outbreak that started over the past weekend in Northwest Kano state has spread to 11 local councils, according to Bello Abubakar of the state ministry of health. The health Minister has stressed the need for people to use clean water only.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Liberian man with Ebola-like symptoms has died in Nigeria

Lagos - RTE News has announced that the Liberian official who arrived in Nigeria from Monrovia on Sunday and was hospitalized with symptoms associated with Ebola Virus Disease has died. Nigerian officials are awaiting results of blood tests before confirming EVD.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Nigeria confirms Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos

Abuja - Nigeria said Friday that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian national who died in quarantine in Lagos, confirmation that the worst-ever outbreak of the virus has reached Africa's most populous country.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

Nigeria fears as man falls ill with Ebola-like symptoms

Lagos - A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

42 dead in Nigeria attacks targeting ex-dictator, cleric

Kano - Two bombings in a key Nigerian city targeting a prominent cleric and a former head-of-state killed at least 42 people on Wednesday, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Nigerian 'suicide blasts' kill at least 25

Kano - Two blasts rocked northern Nigeria's Kaduna city on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, in what appeared to be a double bomb attack by Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Boko Haram Islamists 'kill many' in northeast attack

Maiduguri - Boko Haram gunmen killed many people in an attack in the restive northeast, throwing explosives into residential homes and shooting dead civilians who tried to surrender, an official and witnesses said Friday.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Seven wars you probably don’t know are happening

While Ukraine, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan dominate the news cycle, conflicts rage across the globe with little or no media coverage. These are the wars that aren’t being covered by Western media outlets.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Giant African snails seized by U.S. Customs agents at LAX

Los Angeles - Officials at Los Angeles International Airport recently confiscated a shipment containing 67 live giant African snails. The snails were being shipped from Nigeria to an address in Southern California likely for human consumption.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 9 comments

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

Lagos - The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by AFP Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

S.Africa intel sees 'abuses' in Nigeria battle against Boko Haram

Pretoria - Nigeria faces a prolonged battle to quash the bloody Boko Haram insurgency despite a "hardline" campaign that has witnessed rights abuses by both the state and the militants, according to a South African intelligence assessment obtained by AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Lagos fuel depot blast 'no accident': experts, witnesses

Lagos - Nigerian authorities, battling to stem an escalating Islamist insurgency, covered up a bomb attack in the financial capital Lagos by claiming a blast near a major fuel depot was an industrial accident, according to an AFP investigation.
In the Media by Phil Hazlewood, Joel Olatunde Agoi (AFP)

More than 60 women, girls escape Islamist abductors in Nigeria

Maiduguri - More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said Sunday, but more than 200 schoolgirls are still being held by the Islamists.
In the Media by AFP

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.
In the Media by Kris Coombes - 1 comment

Bomb hidden in truck kills at least 15 in embattled Nigerian city

Maiduguri - A truck exploded in a huge fireball killing at least 15 people on Tuesday in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the latest attack in the area repeatedly hit by Boko Haram Islamists.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Deschamps key switch sees Griezmann lift France past Nigeria

Although Nigeria is classified as Africa’s superior team, Stephen Keshi’s persistence to continuously ignore his side’s glaring deficiencies placed the reigning African champions at a disadvantage against France.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Nigerian World Cup watchers defy Islamist threat after attacks

Kuda - Football fans defied the threat of violence in Nigeria on Monday to support their team in the World Cup after a suspected Boko Haram attack on churches killed more than 50 people.
In the Media by Aminu Abubakar (AFP)

Nigerian atheist said to be mentally ill for not believing in God

Mubarak Bala, a 29-year old chemical engineering graduate living in Nigeria, has been committed against his will to a psychiatric hospital in Kano state after he declared he didn't believe in God, much to the embarrassment of his family.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 12 comments

Suspected Islamists 'attack churches near Nigeria's Chibok'

Kuda - Suspected Boko Haram Islamists attacked a series of churches on Sunday near Chibok, the northeast Nigeria town where more than 200 teenage girls were kidnapped in April, with dozens feared dead, witnesses said.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Blast in northern Nigeria kills 10: police

Bauchi - An explosion in the red light district of northern Nigeria's Bauchi city has killed 10 people and injured 14 others, police said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Boko Haram fighters assaulted by Africa's natural environment

For some time now the Boko Haram fighters have waged yet another holy war and sowed terror through Nigerian areas. Now the environment is actually flushing them out of many of their hiding spots due to venomous snakes and bees.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Fear grips Nigeria capital after city centre attack

Abuja - A bombing blamed on Boko Haram in the heart of Nigeria's capital has renewed fears of a worsening Islamist insurgency as security forces struggle to prevent attacks stretching from remote villages to the seat of government.
In the Media by Ola Awoniyi (AFP)

Lionel Messi exploits space in midfield as Argentina tops Nigeria

This wasn’t the first time Stephen Keshi’s Nigeria was susceptible to penetration between the lines, and it will serve as a great lesson ahead of their round of 16 tie against France.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 1 comment

Boko Haram abducts 60 women, girls in northeast Nigeria

Maiduguri - Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in the latest kidnappings in northeast Nigeria and over two months since more than 200 schoolgirls were seized.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP) - 1 comment

Gunmen kill 38 in central Nigeria raids

Kano - Unidentified gunmen killed 38 people, mostly women and children, in raids on two villages in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, an area plagued by years of sectarian conflict, officials said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Boko Haram abducts 60 women, girls in northeast Nigeria

Maiduguri - Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in the latest kidnappings in northeast Nigeria and over two months since more than 200 schoolgirls were seized.
In the Media by Bukar Hussain (AFP)

Bombing at Nigeria college kills at least eight

Kano - A bomb blast at a public health college in Nigeria's second city of Kano killed at least eight people on Monday, in the latest violence to hit an area repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram.
In the Media by AFP
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A street in Lagos  Nigeria
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A street in Lagos, Nigeria
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A ram eventually brought down for slaughter after much struggle
A ram eventually brought down for slaughter after much struggle
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With the public waste disposal mostly non-existent  middle class neighborhoods organize for their wa...
With the public waste disposal mostly non-existent, middle class neighborhoods organize for their waste disposal
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 Gospel Faith Ministries International  is an indigenous church.
"Gospel Faith Ministries International" is an indigenous church.
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Mrs. Toku Mike participates at a workshop organized by a local Women Development Centre in Nigeria s...
Mrs. Toku Mike participates at a workshop organized by a local Women Development Centre in Nigeria's southern city of Porthacourt
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Redeemed Church of God: An indigenous church
Redeemed Church of God: An indigenous church
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Participants at the International Film Documentary Festival in Lagos  Nigeria
Participants at the International Film Documentary Festival in Lagos, Nigeria
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First Lady Michelle Obama  wife of U.S. President Barack Obama  holds up a sign Wednesday bearing th...
Office of the First Lady/Wikimedia Commons
First Lady Michelle Obama, wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, holds up a sign Wednesday bearing the Twitter hashtag "#bringbackourgirls" in support of the victims of last week's kidnapping at a girls school in Chibok, Nigeria.
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The breast cancer awareness photo exhibition attracted many art enthusiasts and other members of the...
The breast cancer awareness photo exhibition attracted many art enthusiasts and other members of the public in the Nigerian commercial city of Lagos
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Power Holding Company area office  Monatan  Ibadan
Power Holding Company area office, Monatan, Ibadan
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Niger Delta militants with hostages
International Relations and Security Network
Niger Delta militants with hostages
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DAMAGE: Nigerians examine the wreckage after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped April 14 from ...
Yaroh Dauda - VOA/Wikimedia Commons
DAMAGE: Nigerians examine the wreckage after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped April 14 from a school in the village of Chibok.
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Cocoa House: Main entrance
Cocoa House: Main entrance
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Nigerians at the popular Computer Village in Lagos on Saturday Jan 14
Nigerians at the popular Computer Village in Lagos on Saturday Jan 14
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Lagos is green  thanks to the beautificaction project of Governor Babatunde Fashola
Lagos is green, thanks to the beautificaction project of Governor Babatunde Fashola
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Jega  chief of INEC
Jega, chief of INEC
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Parents of victims last month s mass kidnapping from a school in northeastern Nigeria express sorrow...
Voice of America
Parents of victims last month's mass kidnapping from a school in northeastern Nigeria express sorrow and outrage
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Side view of   Church of planks
Side view of "Church of planks"
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Mrs. Toku Mike has decided to look forward following the death of her first son. She has 2 boys to l...
Mrs. Toku Mike has decided to look forward following the death of her first son. She has 2 boys to look after.
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Nigerians are seen to be deeply religiuos  even at night. This photo show Muslims in a prayer mood i...
Nigerians are seen to be deeply religiuos, even at night. This photo show Muslims in a prayer mood in an open space.
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